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Femtocell versus WiFi - A survey and comparison of architecture and performance

Hasan, Syed Faraz, Siddique, NH and Chakraborty, Shyam (2009) Femtocell versus WiFi - A survey and comparison of architecture and performance. In: 1st International Conference on Wireless Communication, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology, Aalborg, Denmark. Wireless VITAE. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/WIRELESSVITAE.2009.5172572

Abstract

Femtocells use common cellular air access technologies, but claim to improve system capacity according to Shannon's law by reducing distance between transmitter and receiver and thus improving the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Femtocells, however, use the IP network as backhaul architecture instead of the conventional cellular network infrastructure. Thus, femtocell and WiFi infrastructure networks have a lot in common. This raises a curiosity whether femtocell technology would replace existing WiFi technology. This can be answered only by carefully analyzing the similarities and differences between the two technologies. This paper provides a technical comparison between femtocells and WiFi in terms of architecture, operation and standards.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:11754
Deposited By: Dr Mia Siddique
Deposited On:12 Feb 2010 11:36
Last Modified:05 Feb 2013 17:05

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